Bible studies for January 2003
Study 1: THE VICTORIOUS LIFE
God has not designed that believers should live defeated lives. The christian life is meant to be exciting and fulfilling. It actually starts with the power of God and sustained by the same power. As many as received Him.....gave He power (John 1:12). All through the Scriptures Godís purpose has been that His people live victoriously in a manner that the world around them will be challenged (1 Peter 2:9; Philippians 1:27; 2:15,16; 1 Peter 3:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16). Many have been defeated because of lack of proper understanding of Godís provision for victory (Hosea 4:6; Isaiah 5:13). The problem with others has been sheer neglect of Godís ordained path. All can be victorious if the divine precepts are followed. There cannot be a successful christian without a strict adherence to scriptural principles. From our text we are considering six important ingredients for the victorious life - i) Recognition of the Way ii) Respect for the Word iii) Resolute in Walk iv) Regular in Watching v) Resignation to His Will vi) Reality in Worship.